Fourth Annual Excellence Awards

Genuinely new; genuinely available; genuinely excellent; genuinely useful. Those are the adjectives that describe the winners in each of the 15 categories in which we judged eWeek's 4th Annual Excellence Awards program.

Genuinely new; genuinely available; genuinely excellent; genuinely useful. Those are the adjectives that describe the winners in each of the 15 categories in which we judged eWeeks 4th Annual Excellence Awards program.

As Technology Editor Peter Coffee says in his column this week, usefulness is critical. The winners had to run a gauntlet of skeptical users, the eWeek Corporate Partners—IT pros who daily solve real-world problems at their companies. Most IT infrastructures are heterogeneous to some degree, and, as Coffee points out, AppIQs StorageAuthority Suite won the Enterprise Storage category thanks to its ability to interoperate with gear from multiple vendors. The winners will be honored at a ceremony in New York May 26.

As in the previous three awards competitions, funds collected from the entry fees are donated to charitable organizations that encourage technology use and skill development. Executive Editor Debra Donston reports on last years three recipients: Youth Tech Entrepreneurs, iMentor and Plugged In.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Category

Product

Vendor

Analytics & Reporting

Celequest 2.0 Activity Suite

Celequest Corp.

Insightful Miner 3.0

Insightful Corp.

Clementine 8.0

SPSS Corp.

Application & Web Services Development

Visual Studio .Net 2003

Microsoft Corp.

Enterprise Studio for Java 7

Borland Software Corp.

Logidex 2.0

LogicLibrary Inc.

Customer Relationship Management

NetSuite 9.0

NetSuite Inc.

Allegis eBusiness Suite 7.0

Click Commerce Inc.

Omnify PLM Suite 2.5

Omnify Software

Portals & Knowledge Management

WebSphere Portal 5.0

IBM

Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with Windows SharePoint Services

Microsoft Corp.

Clustering Engine 4.0

Vivisimo Inc.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Category

Product

Vendor

Desktop & Handheld Hardware

ThinkPad T Series

IBM

Treo 600

PalmOne Inc.

TravelMate C300

Acer America

e-Business Foundations

Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Corp.

BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1

BEA Systems Inc.

Sun Java Enterprise System 2003

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging

Ultimus BPM Suite 6.0

Ultimus Inc.

OneSpace.net

CoCreate Software

Jabber Extensible Communications Platform 2.7

Jabber Inc.

Enterprise Storage

StorageAuthority Suite 3.0

ApplQ Inc.

CreekPath Suite 3.0

CreekPath Systems

TotalStorage SAN File System Version 1.1

IBM

IT Quality Assurance Tools

NP-2000 3.0

Network Physics Inc.

AssetCenter 4.3

Peregrine Systems Inc.

ClearSight Analyzer 3.0

ClearSight Networks

Personal Productivity

Office OneNote 2003

Microsoft

GoToMyPC Corporate 4.0

Expertcity Inc.

VMware Workstation 4

VMware Inc.

Server Hardware

eServer BladeCenter 8677-2XX, 8842-21X, 8832-21X

IBM

Sun Fire B100s Blade Server

Sun Microsystems

HyperBlade Server Cluster based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.s Opteron processors

Appro International Inc.

NETWORKING

Category

Product

Vendor

Networking & Management Tools

PatchLink Update 5.0

PatchLink Corp.

Operations Manager 5

BladeLogic Inc.

Systems Management Server 2003

Microsoft Corp.

Networking Infrastructure

Airespace Wireless Enterprise Platform 2.0

Airespace Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 3750, 4500 and 6500

Cisco Systems Inc.

E/X 3250 Enterprise Application Processor (software Version 3.2)

Redline Networks Inc.

SECURITY

Category

Product

Vendor

Authentication & User Management

Identity Management Suite 6.5

Courion Corp.

Windows Rights Management Services 1.0

Microsoft Corp.

Nokia Secure Access System 1.1

Nokia Corp.

Enterprise Resource Protection

UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Appliances 400, 1200 and 2400

TippingPoint Technologies Inc.

Core Impact 3

Core Security Technologies

QualysGuard Enterprise

Qualys Inc.